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Jill Blakeway's Grow Cook Heal

Jill Blakeway

Grow Cook Heal is a podcast full of sensible and practical advice about natural healing and eating seasonally, hosted by author and Chinese medicine practitioner Jill Blakeway. Each week on the show Jill talks to growers and food producers about where our food comes from, to cooks about their favorite healthy recipes and to healers about living vibrantly and living well.

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Jan 13, 2017 Jill Blakeway
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Jill talks to the UK’s leading integrative fertility expert, Jani White about her innovative approach to “keeping it sexy” whilst trying to conceive. Jani is the author of a new book, The Fertile Fizz, which she describes as a ‘sexy biology lesson”/ The book combines fertility advice with erotic images and steamy poetry, designed to get the juices flowing. Jani offers frank advice and warm wisdom about the unspoken side of procreation - from guilt and isolation to frustration and...
Farmer Betsy Helmrath talks about the benefits and hardships of bringing up children on a farm. Then Jill joins her husband Noah in the kitchen to cook a vegetarian lunch. And Dr Emeran Mayer is the author of a new book about the mind-gut connection. Jill asks Dr Mayer to explain how our digestive system affects our mood.  
Ann Ogden is a two-time cancer survivor who founded a non-profit CookForYourLife.org that teaches cancer patient’s to cook nourishing food. On this episode, she gives us lots of suggestions for the kinds of foods that appeal to patients going through treatment. Ann has written a cook book called Cook For Your Life and she joins Jill In the kitchen to make a delicious and nutrient-rich avocado and chocolate mousse. After that Jill talks to Chinese medicine teacher Dr. Misha Cohen who has spent...
Jill visits Anna Hodson at Kinderhook Farm in upstate New York. Anna is a shepherd and Kinderhook Farm is an Animal Welfare Approved Farm. Jill asks Anna how she raises her sheep humanely and why that’s important. Then we join Jill in the kitchen with Self-Nourishment Coach, Jeanette Bronee. Jeanette teaches Jill to make Morning Milk, which is a good alternative to yogurt for people who avoid eating dairy products. Finally Jill asks psychotherapist, Karol Ward, how for advice about becoming...
Have you ever thought about how the happiness of a cow could affect the taste of its produce? Jill is revisited by the popular Matt Rebackoff of Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York to talk about the regulation of animal welfare in the cheese-making world and what that means for the cheese that we buy in the supermarket every week. Then Jill heads to uptown Manhattan to cook with food stylist Marilinda Hodgdon. Marilinda has been styling food for over thirty years and has travelled the world to...
Little Seed Gardens is an organic farm that practices Community Supported Agriculture. This is a system where customers pay in advance for a share of a farm’s crops and then receive a box of fresh produce each week. Jill chats with mother and daughter team Claudia Kenny and Mae Denner-Kenny about life on the farm. We join Jill on the phone with her brother Pete Blakeway. Pete lives in New Zealand where he is a chef, TV host and cookbook author. He shares his tips and explains to Jill what...
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Jill asks Integrative Pediatrician, Dr. David Miller, for his advice about feeding babies and toddlers Dr Miller explains how to know when a baby is ready to eat solid food and which foods to introduce them to first. He also talks about preventing food allergies in infants, whether children should be given a probiotic and how to handle picky eaters. Then Jill spends time in the kitchen with Ann Ogden who is the founder of Cook For You Life, a charity that teaches cancer patients how to cook and...
In our grow segment Jill talks to Jo Jo Collins who created her own brand of natural sriracha and built a business to market it. Jill and Jo Jo talk about how sriracha is made and how to start a small-batch food business. Next, in our cook segment, Jill visits self-nourishment coach and author Jeanette Bronee. Together they talk about eating mindfully and they make raw oatmeal, a quick breakfast for people on the go. Finally in our heal segment Jill talks to psychotherapist, Julie Larson, about...
New York Times bestselling authors, Dr. Nathaniel Klemp and Eric Langshur, have created the first and only cross training program for mastering the skill of emotional well-being – think PX-90 for the mind. In Start Here, Klemp and Langshur reveal a groundbreaking, science-based program for emotional wellness that anyone can learn. Their program teaches the core skills needed to break free of the habits that keep us distracted, overwhelmed and addicted to unhealthy behaviors. Jill, Nathan and...
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Often referred to as The Manhattan Medium, Thomas John has a long waiting list and a large celebrity following. His gift for prediction prompted the Hollywood Reporter to describe him as “The Hollywood Psychic with the highest batting average”. Jill asks Thomas how he receives information and he shares stories from his work, including the time a spirit accosted him in a pharmacy with an important message. Thomas explains that our loved ones "continue over there and they have a stake in...
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In this special episode of GCH Jill takes a break from Growing, Cooking and Healing to interview Dr. Steven Greer. Dr. Greer is a medical doctor, who gave up his role as the Head of Emergency Medicine at a North Carolina hospital, to challenge the accepted norms when it comes to the information that people all over the world are given by their governments. Dr. Greer claims that since the late 1900’s there have been advances in energy generation that could free us from fossil fuels and provide...
Jill visits the farm store at Little Ghent Farm to talk to Mimi Beaven about her new book on preserving and jam making. Mimi’s also know for making excellent sourdough bread and she talks to Jill about cooking and baking on a farm. Then we join Jill in the kitchen with self-nourishment coach Jeanette Bronee who is making watermelon, beet and berry popsicles and finally Jill talks to Helen McCormack whose company is developing a new test for Lyme disease.  
Jill visits Dog Wood farm where farmers Hilary Corsun & Sara Querbes are just starting out. Jill talks to them about their vision for their new farm and their intention to provide an excellent quality of life for all of their animals, to improve the health and vitality of the environment, and to produce high quality food. Then we join Jill in the kitchen with fashion editor Sunita Kumar Nair, who cooks a vegetarian Beet Kitchadi from her native Kerala. Finally, Jill talks to functional...
Steve Sando founded Rancho Gordo, a company that grows and distributes heirloom beans. Jill chats with Steve and asks him about his favorite beans and how to cook them. Then Jill joins Self-Nourishment Coach Jeannette Bronee in the kitchen where she makes two savory smoothies to drink on the go. The first is a watermelon gazpacho, which is refreshing in hot weather. The second smoothie is a made with carrot and sweet potato combined with ginger and turmeric, which is anti-inflammatory and...
Jill shares her search for an effective natural deodorant and talks to skincare expert Carolyn Mix about why it’s important to avoid many of the commercial deodorants on the market. Then herbalist Jeremy Pulsifer visits Jill to take care of her, because she’s had a series of colds. Together Jill and Jeremy make a healing chicken soup containing Chinese herbs that treat coughs and colds. Finally Jill chats with jiu jitsu teacher, Stewart Carroll, about how learning a martial art can make you...
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What’s the difference between Asian and American Ginseng? Bob Beyfuss, the ginseng guru, explains all on this week’s episode of Grow Cook Heal. Bob is probably the biggest expert on Ginseng in America today and has done research work for Cornell University and number of different institutions over the years. These days Bob focuses his energy on the conservation of ginseng and continues to be an invaluable asset to the industry and Jill visits him this week to pick his brain on all things...
MaryAnn DiMarco is a psychic-medium who has been able to see the other side since she was child. She’s the author of a new book called Believe, Ask, Act where she explains how to tap into your "celestial team” to get advice. Jill asks her how we can all develop our intuition and open up to divine advice. Then Jill joins Ann Ogden in her kitchen in New York. Ann is a former cancer patient who founded a charity called Cook For Your Life, where she teaches cancer patients how to cook...
What is grass fed beef and why is it good for you? Willy Denner raises a rare breed of heritage cattle at his farm Little Seed Gardens and explains why it’s important to preserve diversity when it comes to livestock. Matt Rebackoff is a cheese buyer for one of the oldest cheese stores in New York. Jill asks him how to put together the perfect cheese plate and learns a lot she didn’t know about cheese. And weight loss expert Margaret Marshall talks about her new book Healthy Living Means...
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Jill visits Richard Beaven at Little Ghent Farm to collect eggs from his beautiful flock of free range chickens. Then Jill joins radio and TV host Ralph Sutton in the kitchen to make a cold Lithuanian Borscht. And finally Jill talks to Deganit Nuur who combines her gift for clairvoyance with being a practitioner of Chinese medicine.  
Jill visits the Hudson-Chatham Winery to talk to Carlo DeVito about his journey from wine critic to winemaker. Jill and Carlo discuss how wine is made and some of the unexpected pitfalls of running a vineyard. Then Jill is in the kitchen with Chinese medicine practitioner Heidi Lovie who shares her recipe for Golden Milk, a drink that strongly relieves pain and inflammation. Finally Jill chats with Lauren Dulberg, one of her colleagues at the YinOva Center. Lauren gave birth to two very large...
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Did you know that JetBlue has an urban farm at Terminal 5 at JFK Airport in New York? It’s one of the things Jill found out from her first guest on this week’s episode of GCH. Diane Hatz founded a not-for-profit called Change Food to promote sustainable and humane food production. Jill and Diane talk about advances in food technology, the urban gardening movement and how to combat food wastage. All of that and more will be covered at the upcoming Change Food Fest in New York and Diane gives...
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Jill talks to fisherman Sean Baxter who is based on the north east coast of England. Sean has taught fishing all over the world and has spent 30 years as a volunteer helmsmen of the local lifeboat. Sean explains the perils and pleasures of his job and introduces us to the picturesque fishing village of Staithes in North Yorkshire. For our Cook segment we join Jill in her kitchen as she makes convalescent food for her husband Noah, who had the flu. Jill makes her version of Chinese steamed beef,...
In our grow segment Jill is talking personal growth with Charlie Martell, a former soldier, who on leaving the military, devoted 5 years to clearing land mines around the world. After that Charlie took part in challenges to ski to the North Pole and row across the Atlantic Ocean, all whilst raising money for charity. In 2012, Charlie set out to row, on his own, across the Pacific Ocean, when disaster hit. On this week’s episode of GCH, Charlie explains what happened next. Then we join Jill in...
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Jill chats to actress Sonia Satra about her motivational exercise program Moticise. In her classes Sonia teaches people to use exercise as a generator in order to realize their life goals. Then Jill joins Fashion PR Megan Kendrick in the kitchen. Megan discovered a healing soup whilst traveling in Laos and she shares the recipe as she cooks with Jill. Then Jill meets with healthy living expert and author Margaret Marshall to get her advice on how to handle stress.  
Dana Parish is a singer/songwriter whose Lyme disease was misdiagnosed by 11 doctors until she found Lyme disease expert Dr Steven Phillips. On this episode of GCH Dana tells us her story and Dr Phillips explains why the CDC, and medical community, are failing Lyme Disease sufferers. Despite the CDC’s claim, Dr Phillips reveals 1 in 5 people who are infected with Lyme will suffer from a chronic version of the disease. Jill asks Dr Phillips why Lyme testing is unreliable, why patients are...
Life coach and psychologist Vanessa Scotto tells us how to be fully embodied in a way that allows us to experience a deeper connection with ourselves, other people and to our higher power. Vanessa talks about ways we can allow ourselves to feel our feelings deeply and why accessing our inner knowing helps us to find peace.  
For the last episode of 2016 Jill visits popular psychotherapist and author Karol Ward about how we can heal ourselves. Karol has been on the show many times before and her advice has always proven to be invaluable. On this week’s show Jill and Karol discuss what constitutes “healing” and where we tend to fall short in our self-healing processes. Then Jill is joined by chef Celine Beitchman. Celine is an infectiously enthusiastic instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York...
Marie Viljoen is a blogger and author who teaches people to grow food in small spaces. She talks to Jill about urban gardening and shares her thoughts about growing and cooking. Then Jill visits self-nourishment coach Jeanette Bronne who cooks her a Kale and Roasted Vegetable salad. Jeanette tells Jill that massaging kale with salt helps to make it more digestible, And finally Jill asks Dr Frank Spinelli MD to explain how the treatment of HIV and AIDS has changed and ask him if advances in...
Terry Smith is a former US Marine who suffered horrible injuries that left him in a coma. When he came round he was unable to remember who he was or recognize his loved one. Part of his recovery from a severe traumatic brain was to write and that was how he discovered his gift. Terry is now an accomplished screen writer and playwright and the author of a book called Surviving Head Trauma. On this episode of GCH he tell Jill his story. The we join Jill in the kitchen with herbalist Jeremy...
Did you know that New York City has a whole system for recycling household food waste? Jill talks to Erycka de Jesus from The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse about how to compost in a city and why composting is important. We join Jill in the kitchen with Ann Ogden from the charity Cook for Your Life. Ann teaches cancer patients how to cook and on today’s show she shares a simple recipe for a nourishing tomato and bean soup. Finally Jill asks exercise physiologist Sarah Lehman for her...
Small farms are dying out as big agriculture consumes the countryside, changing the landscape. Until she retired Betsy Helmrath ran a dairy farm with her husband Pete and she talks to Jill about how farming has changed in the last 40 years. Jill and Betsy chat about the challenges of her job and some of the pleasures, which include taking care of livestock and breeding and delivering calves. Next Jill talks to TV host Tyler Harcott. If you’re Canadian you’ll know Tyler as the host of The...
Jill talks to psychiatrist Dr Kelly Brogan about her new book A Mind of Your Own. Dr. Brogan explains how conventional treatments for depression fall short and why she has put down her prescription pad in favor of a more holistic approach to treating metal illness. Jill also chats with Wu Jae Chung of Kimchi Kooks about how kimchi is made and why it's good for you. Finally Jill answers a listener's question about natural remedies for dandruff.  
These days Dr Frank Spinelli is a respected New York doctor, author and TV host, but as a child he hid a very painful secret. His memoir Pee Shy describes his childhood growing up in an Italian family in Staten Island, Unbeknownst to anyone Frank was being sexually abused by his scoutmaster who was also a respected local cop. The book is an honest account of the effect the abuse had on Frank, as a child, and it describes what happened when Frank, as an adult, discovered that his abuser had gone...
Our Daily Bread is a traditional village bakery in upstate New York that took the decision to change with the times and make gluten-free bread. Jill meets father and son team Zvi and Gavriel Cohen and finds out why they made this decision and how good gluten-free bread is made. Then we join Jill in the kitchen with Ann Ogden from the charity Cook For Your Life. Ann has made it her mission to teach cancer patients how to cook nourishing food and this week’s episode she shares her recipe for a...
Jill asks charitable consult Laurie Styron how to avoid charity scams and give to organizations that really are making a difference. Then Jill joins caterer Marcey Brownstein in the kitchen, Marcey prides herself on using vegetables from “root to shoot” and she shows Jill how to pickle something many people throw away. Marcey shares a recipe for a simple veggie pod and seed pickle, that can be used to accompany meats, in sandwiches or scattered on a salad. Finally Jill talks to Chinese...
Bone broth has been used for thousands of years in China as a medicine. Jill talks to a practitioner of Chinese medicine, Heidi Lovie, who prescribes so much bone broth for her patients, that she started a company to prepare it for them. Jill and Heidi discuss how bone broth heals the gut and supports the immune system and how it’s made. Then we join Jill in the kitchen with self-nourishment coach and author, Jeanette Bronee, where they make egg salad using avocado instead of mayonnaise....
Meet Jenn Schober a city girl, turned farmer, who tells Jill why it’s good to know who grows your food. Jenn has founded a weekly market in Chatham, NY and Jill asks her what it took to gather people together and how a farmer’s market can benefit both growers and consumers. Then Jill visits Self-Nourishment Coach, Jeanette Bronee, to cook Rye Bread Porridge, a traditional breakfast from her native Denmark. Jeanette’s version of this newly fashionable dish has a surprising ingredient, a...
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Jill visits her local microbrewery, Chatham Brewery, to ask brewer Tom Crowell how beer is made. Then Jill picks radish leaves and basil from her vegetable garden and shares her recipe for radish leaf pesto. And finally Jill chats with acupuncturist and radio host Ellen Goldsmith about how to use food therapeutically. Ellen tells Jill that there are restaurants in China where a doctor takes your pulse and then a waiter brings you a dish that has been specially prepared to suit your diagnosis....
Jill chats with Linda Kim who started a small business, called Pulse Roasted Chickpeas, making healthy chick pea snacks. Jill and Linda talk about how she got her business off the ground and why roasted chickpeas are a good for you. Then we join Jill in the kitchen with her husband Noah who is making his favorite portobello mushroom and hummus sandwich. Then Jill sits down with Dr Lorne Brown from Acubalance in Vancouver. Dr Brown is an integrative fertility expert and Jill asks him how older...
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Jill is joined by founders of the extremely popular online wellness publication Well+Good for the second week in our two-part special. Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula continue to take us through the 2017 edition of their annual “wellness trends” feature, where they predict what is going to be big in the world of health, fitness and lifestyle in the coming year. Well+Good’s predictions are always on point and on this week’s show, Alexia, Melisse and Jill cover the remaining ten of...
Jill talks to John Gilbert from the Berry Farm about hydroponic gardening. John explains how growing vegetables in water, rather than soil, allows him to control their nutrient supply and leads to better quality plants. Then Jill joins her daughter Emma in the kitchen to make White Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookies. Jill and Emma chat about health, family and food while they bake. Finally Jill meets with Vanessa Chakour a former professional boxer who founded an organization called Sacred Warrior...
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution funds lifeboats around the coast of Britain to rescue seafarers who are in danger. Jill talks fisherman Sean Baxter about the 30 years he spent as the helmsman of the lifeboat in the village of Staithes on the North East Coast on England. Then Michael Lowell who hails from the island of Malta cooks a traditional Maltese dinner for Jill and some friends. Michael shares his recipe for farfalle al salmone and discusses his very Mediterranean perspective on...
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Jill asks psychologist and life coach Vanessa Scotto how our emotions affect our health. Vanessa explains how we can free ourselves from the pain that we store in our bodies so we can move forward.  
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Jill is joined by founders of the extremely popular online wellness publication Well+Good for this week’s special. Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula will take us through the 2017 edition of their annual “wellness trends” feature, where they predict what is going to be big in the world of health, fitness and lifestyle in the coming year. Well+Good’s predictions are always on point and on this week’s show, Alexia, Melisse and Jill cover the first five of fifteen.  
Growing vegetables from seed is cheap and much easier that many people think. In this episode Jill is joined by her husband Noah to plant vegetable seeds, indoors in preparation for spring. Jill and Noah chat as they work and explain how it’s done. Next Jill talks to TV host and vegan chef Jason Wrobel about his new cookbook Eaternity. Jason shares healthy eating tips and some delicious recipes. Then Jill interviews Chinese medicine practitioner Christopher Peacock who has a special focus on...
What is shrub and why is it the latest trend in healthy drinks? Jill asks Charlie Berkinshaw of Element Shrub these questions and he explains how it’s made. Then Chinese medicine practitioner Cara Frank makes Jill a salad based on the traditional five elements in Chinese medicine. Cara shares her recipe and explains why balancing tastes and colors is the key to creating delicious healing foods. Finally Jill talks to Clinical Psychologist Dr Erin Olivo about how to deal with trauma and heal...
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Did you know that LGBTQ people are the most likely targets of hate crimes in the USA? They are twice as likely to be targeted as African Americans and nearly a fifth of the 5,462 hate crimes reported to the FBI in 2014, were because of the target’s sexual orientation, or, in some cases, their perceived orientation. And we believe that that’s the tip of the iceberg because a lot of crimes against LGBT people go unreported. This episode was recorded at the CBS Radio studios in New York, City...
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On episode one of GCH Jill talks to Sauerkraut supremo Seth Travins, cooks with Tyler Harcott of TLC’s Junkwars and talks about recent research into acupuncture and fertility with researcher Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin.
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Jill talks to vegetable farmer Joe Gilbert about what he's growing in his greenhouses during the winter. Joe explains the difference between no-spray farming and organic farming and talks about running a market garden. Maryanne Travaglione is a beloved teacher of Chinese Medicine. In this episode Jill visits Maryanne at her home to find out how she makes miso soup. Finally Jill interviews Laura Erlich, co-author of the book Feed Your Fertility. Jill and Laura talk about the value of returning...
On episode 5 of GCH, host Jill Blakeway talks to Herbalist Eric Baumgartner about his new invention - an herbal coffee alternative that brews up into a delicious latte. The herbs included are energizing and improve focus with none of the jitteriness of coffee. Jill asks Eric how he came up with the idea and why he chose to include mushrooms like cordyceps and reishi in his brew. She also suggests that the GCH listeners start a herbal latte campaign by going into their local coffeeshop and...
On episode three of GCH Jill talks to cheese-maker Jason Lippman, brings broiling back with her husband Noah Rubinstein and meets herbal medicine manufacturer Zappin to talk about how to find good quality herbal products.
Winter garden tasks, A reformed junk-food addict cooks & why being mindful helps with stress.
On episode two of GCH Jill talks natural skincare expert Carolyn Mix, cooks bone broth with beauty guru Marisa Anaya and talks to martial arts teacher and acupuncturist Frank Butler about how to treat sprains and strains.
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Happy holidays from all of us at GCH. Jill shares her thoughts on why New Year's resolutions often don't work out and why she picks a theme for each year instead.